Far Too Frequent Emails?

Some of the Men Are in the Reflection
Some of the Men Are in the Reflection

The servant leader of a Men’s group I belong to, Ralph sent this email request:

I am asking for your prayers for one of my colleagues, Dan Mastrone. He’ll be 39 tomorrow (Dec. 2). Last October, Dan was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer. Doctors found 20 lesions on his brain, liver, bone, bone marrow, and lymphatic system.

You can imagine the devastating news that Dan and his family received.

Since then, Dan has undergone 10 rounds of whole brain radiation and numerous chemo treatments. Today, Dan appears to have kept the areas, except for his lung, from having further metastasis. However, some fluid that he had in his lung, now appears to be solidifying and this is now becoming a solid tumor.

We all know the power behind a faithful, praying community and that is why I turn to you, my dear brothers (and sisters).

Dan also has a website on Caring Bridge at www.caringbridge.com and if you enter his name in one word – danmastrone it should take you to his sight. Let’s give him some encouragement and remind him and his family, that there is NOTHING that is impossible to our God – NOTHING!!!!

Thank you Ralph for giving all of us the opportunity to help Dan.

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Miracles Do Happen

Coincidence or God-Incidence?
Coincidence or God-Incidence?

Ever decide to do something at the last minute, like an unplanned errand or something simple like that, and find yourself in a set of circumstances that just feels like God had planned it all along?

Last Friday was like that. Went to my Church to reserve a booth for the September Women’s Expo, and ran into Kim, the wife of Ralph, who selflessly lead our Men’s & Women’s Emmaus groups.

Kim and Ralph have a niece in Miami. And Bella is a miracle. The only person ever, in the history of the world to survive a very rare form of cancer.

Kim had in her hand one of only three copies of Bella’s book, “Why (Not) Me?”

With 180,000 books written each year and 80-million blogs and growing, not to mention Facebook, texting, email, jobs, news channels, You Tube……

Selling a book is next to impossible. All proceeds from this go to cancer research, so selling lots is important. Not to mention the hope and support this offers to others facing their cancer battles.

Bella’s video made me cry.

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